Metal Architecture Magazine featured MG McGrath’s work on the recent Facebook West Campus Expansion project, also known as MPK20, in a recent article titled “Stainless Steel Clads Campus”. Facebook’s new 430,000-square-foot campus is one of the largest single-room offices in the world, featuring an extensive one-room floor plan that will house 2,800 employees and a rooftop forest with hundreds of trees.
The goal for the design of Facebook’s new workplace was to promote collaboration and creativity, to attract talent, and to avoid waste of materials. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also wanted the new workplace to be simple rather than fancy, modest, down-to-earth, and cost-effective. MG McGrath worked with Facebook and Gehry Architects to help achieve this by furnishing and installing 50,000 square feet of stainless steel – the buildings’ custom corrugated metal and polycarbonate canopies, formed metal wall panels, and all flashings. Using metal helped achieve the goals of the project because of its longevity, durability, recyclability, sustainability and aesthetic.
About MG McGrath
MG McGrath is an award-winning leader in the architectural surfaces industry, featuring the latest equipment, tools, technology, and a 100,000 square foot custom manufacturing facility to provide unprecedented creative solutions in architectural sheet metal fabrication and installation on commercial and industrial projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: Metal Roofing, Plate and Composite Panel Systems from various metal types including Aluminum, Titanium, Zinc, Acrylic, Stainless Steel and Copper Work, HPL Rain Screen Panel Systems, Terra Cotta as well as numerous other Custom Architectural Panel Systems.